Wednesday, October 29, 2003

If contemplation of that party makes you feel just too giddy about life, this killer interview with American relief worker Sarah Chayes and CFR fellow Kathy Gannon about life in Afghanistan will bring you right back down to earth. We all know about the corruption, the resurgent drug trade, the warlords who have ministries in the American-supported government, and the banditry committed by their troops (some in US uniforms), at least if we're getting news which covers Afghanistan at all. The stunner to me is that the US-backed government can't keep the electricity on in Kandahar -- and the Taliban could. People are starting to get nostalgic.


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